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Winter Watering

Do you regularly water your trees, yard, and landscaping during the winter months? Your landscape can be covered in snow, but it still needs some attention and upkeep even during the snowy season. Winter weather is often drier and plants need periodic watering to keep them healthy during their dormant state. Winter watering can also prevent root

Redifining PMS – Preventative Maintenance Solutions

Hammersmith Management offers Board Members the opportunity to attend free educational seminars relevant to the business of running a Homeowners Association. The seminars are held a couple times a year and the topics vary from informative tips for encouraging Homeowner involvement to current legislative actions affecting Associations. HMI hosts guest presenters by industry experts, open panels

Keep Your Home and Family Safe and Warm

Coloradans love our outdoor lifestyle! The past few months have spoiled Denverites with the unseasonably warm weather. Now it seems as if we’ve made up winter in 2 weeks. As below freezing temperatures and snow settles over Denver, make sure you have taken proper measures to prepare yourself and your home for safety. Tips to

How Do You Grade Your HOA?

Community Associations Institute recently released their 2014 National Research by Public Opinion Strategies. The findings again affirm what surveys have been telling us for the last 10 years - most residents are very satisfied, dare we even say happy, with their community association experience. The misconception about common interest communities stems from a) Selective media coverage. Often

Vendor Relationships – Part 1 – Familiarity

Hammersmith is pleased to have another article published in the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Rocky Mountain Chapter magazine, Common Interests. Our latest article discusses the value of Vendor Relationships. In the first part of our three part blog series we will discuss Familiarity. In our personal lives, we often visit the same barber, shop at the same

Avoid the Scam!

Courtesy of Hindman Sanchez, Hammersmith Management has become aware of a current scam being perpetuated on owners in community associations. This scam takes place in the form of a mailing which owners receive indicating that if they are paying HOA fees through a bill-pay service, they should “pay particular attention to the remittance instructions. Our